Lancelot Addison

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Reverend Lancelot Addison (1632 - April 20, 1703) was born in Westmorland. He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford.

Rev. Addison worked at Tangier as a chaplain for seven years and upon his return he wrote "West Barbary, or a Short Narrative of the Revolutions of the Kingdoms of Fex and Morocco" (1671).

In 1670 he was appointed royal chaplain, in 1683 Dean of Lichfield, and in 1684 Archdeacon of Conventry.

Among his other works was "The Present State of the Jews" (1675).

He died in 1703 leaving three sons: poet Joseph Addison, scholar Lancelot Addison, and Gulston Addison, who became Governor of Madras.

Rev. Addison was buried in Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire.

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